WASHINGTON – Keith Williams was appointed vice president of Communications and Marketing for the National Turkey Federation.

“The turkey industry has the diversity of products available today with incredible nutritional value supplied by producer and processor dedication to safe, science-based production and processing,” Williams said. “I look forward to increasing the public’s informed understanding of what it takes to get turkey to their table.”

Williams is a 25-year veteran in the field. He was press secretary at the US Department of Agriculture and at US House and Senate agriculture committees. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, he was previously a reporter in West Texas.

“Keith is the ideal person to help enhance our comprehensive focus on the shared interests of consumers, producers and processors,” said Joel Brandenberger, NTF president. “NTF members welcome the public’s expectation for accurate information about the food they feed their families, and Keith will do a great job of providing the public that information.”